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Not sure just yet what I am going to do but I stripped my first one today. I have done plastic models all my life and thought it was time to move up one notch and try a Custom Diecast. Here is some pics of what I started with. I will keep the pictures updated on my progress. I have talked to both Melloyello20 and Joker20 about the process. So if all goes well I owe them alot of credit for helping me out. Thanks guys for the help you have give me allready. Also looking for a good place to get 1/24th decals. So here goes nothing. If I screw up then oh well can't say I didn't try.



 

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Looks like a great start....keep us posted, I will watch the whole build up.
 

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looking good so far, if you need anymore advice/help let me know
 

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Cool! How'd you get the paint off? Just paint thinner or something else? I'm looking to attempt my first custom soon. I have a car and decals, just ned to figure out how to get going on it.
 

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I went to Wal-Mart and got some Stripper in a spray can. It is in a Orange Can. I will take a pic of it tomorrow so you can see it. It worked great.
 

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DP36 said:
I went to Wal-Mart and got some Stripper in a spray can. It is in a Orange Can. I will take a pic of it tomorrow so you can see it. It worked great.
Yea it worked great DP. When I had my attempts at customs, the way I stripped it was rub the whole car down with sandpaper, giving it scratches. After that I could easily spray over the old paint and get the car a whole new color. Looking good, can't wait to find out what your making it into, and then see pictures when you finish it! :)
 

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hey DP looking good. can't wait to see it completed. i love making customs. i wish i had more time to put into them. if you need more advise, just ask. happy to help.
 

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Some more updated pics. For everybody that don't race with us on Sunday Nights this is the car I use when we race. Stillg ot some more decals to make and put on it but thought I would share the progress with everybody.




 

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Looking pretty good there DP!! I like the idea that your are making a custom of your sims car. That's somewhat original yet it will give you a great deal of satisfaction when it is complete! Looking forward to seeing it progress thru to the end.
 

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Will make sure I post all the pics of the progress. Still like alot before it is fininshed to my standards but it's getting there. I am also working on a Custom 2006 Challenger with some Mayfield Decals on it. Will make sure to post those pics as well when I get done.
 

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looking good DP. Keep it going
 

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Well guys here it is put back together. Not the best job in the world when you look at it up close but it will do for my first one. Got a couple more I am working on and there looking alot better. Hope I can get better as I go along. But for the first no too bad.

 

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That looks great! Glad to see it came out good, keep up the good work. What are the others you have started on, (paint/number wise)?
 

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looks real good for your first go at making one. like i told you, its a learning process and you will only get better.

only one thing i would say you still need to do to it....................you need to put your name over the window.....just an idea
 
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